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      Sex offender pleads guilty to new child porn charges

      James Rader, 64, of Hannibal



      A registered sex offender in Marion County has pleaded guilty to more child pornography charges.




      Police arrested 64-year-old James Rader of Hannibal after finding inappropriate pictures on his computer during a self-compliance check in July.




      Rader pleaded guilty to the charge last week. As part of his plea agreement with the state, he'll spend four years in prison. Click here to read more from the Hannibal Courier Post.




      Rader was arrested in July after one of the Marion County Sheriff's Department's largest registered sex offender checks in its history.





      At that time, Sheriff Jimmy Shinn said, "One of our teams, they came to their third residence of the day, to a residence on Richmond Street, and came in contact with one of our sex offenders and searched the residence. We located a computer and found what we believe to be child pornography on the computer."







      James Rader, of Hannibal was arrested at that time. He was also charged with possession of child porn back in May of 2002.






      "When you've already been convicted of a sex offense such as this person has, we will seize the computer and we'll apply for a search warrant to basically search the computer more in depth to see what we can find," Shinn said.




      The department usually checks on a few of the county's 115 registered sex offenders every few months. Officers want to make sure the sex offenders are living where they're registered.



      To view the Missouri Sex Offender Registry, click here. You can subscribe and receive email alerts.



      Illinois residents click here for access to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry and Iowa residents can access the Iowa Sex Offender Registry here. Iowa residents also have access to email alerts here.



      Illinois does not provide email alerts at this time.


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